Dune players have built-in RadioTime and ShoutCAST applications (providing
acccess to thousands of free Internet radio stations) (starting with
firmware version 110511_2007_beta).
Also, it is possible to easily add and play direct links to particular
Internet Radio stations of your choice. The following protocols/formats are
supported: HTTP/MP3, HTTP/AAC, HTTP/TS(AC3/DTS/AAC/MP3/...) (starting with
firmware version 100630_2131_beta), MMS/WMA (starting with firmware version
(Note, it is not guaranteed that every particular Internet radio station
will work, because there may be some specifics in the used
protocols/formats or other issues.)
Adding direct links to Internet Radio stations of your choice.
Approach A. Use .M3U files. Just obtain .M3U files with links to Internet
radio stations, or put URLs corresponding to Internet radio stations into
one or several .M3U file, and then launch these .M3U files in the player.
Approach B. Use nice-looking menus with logo icons for each Internet radio
station. Download and use an existing configuration prepared by someone
else (see below for sample configurations), or create your own
configuration using the so called "dune_folder" mechanism (more details).
Additional usage information:
- Use the PLAY RC button to launch the playback of Internet radio
stations in the file browser (when a folder contains links to multiple
Internet radio station). Then use the POP UP MENU RC button to switch
between Internet radio stations.
Sample configurations of Internet radio menu with nice logo icons.
Sample configurations (NOTE: use the latest WinRar version to extract the
content of these ZIP archives, to ensure that national characters in the
filenames are handled properly):
Using Internet radio menu in the main screen.
To use a particular Internet radio configuration as the Internet radio menu
in the main screen, do the following:
- Ensure that "SETUP / Applications / Internet Radio / Show in main screen" setting
is set to "Yes".
- If you use Dune HD Ultra or Dune HD Mini player: ensure that
"InetRadio_config" folder exists at the top level of the "primary" drive
attached to the player ("primary" drive is: internal HDD if it is
installed; first recognized USB drive if internal HDD is not installed). If
the "InetRadio_config" folder does not exist, create it, e.g. using the regular
"create folder" function of the file browser. After that, "Internet radio" item will
be shown in the main screen.
- NOTE: This step is not needed if you use Dune BD Prime or
Dune HD Center player.
- Download a ZIP archive with an Internet radio configuration
- Using a PC, extract "InetRadio_config" folder from the ZIP archive into
some storage media (e.g. onto USB flash drive, or via network to some
player's attached drive).
- NOTE:Use the latest WinRar version to extract the ZIP
archive content, to ensure that national characters in the names of
Internet radio stations are handled properly.
- In the player's setup menu, enable showing of system files (set the
setting "Setup / Misc / Advanced / Hide System Files" to the value "No")
(this is needed to show "dune_folder.txt" files, which are hidden by
- In the player's file browser, open the extracted "InetRadio_config" folder
and copy all files ("dune_folder.txt" and all subfolders) into the
"Internet Radio" item of the main screen using the usual file browser
functions: MENU / "Mark All", MENU / "Copy Marked Items", open the
"Internet Radio" item of the main screen, MENU / "Paste".
- NOTE: An alternative method for the users of Dune HD Ultra
or Dune HD Mini players: just copy the content of the extracted
"InetRadio_config" folder into the "InetRadio_config" folder at the top level of
the "primary" drive attached to the player.
- In the player's setup menu, disable showing of system files (set the
setting "Setup / Misc / Advanced / Hide System Files" to the value "Yes").
Recording Internet Radio.
When playing an Internet Radio station, it is possible to record the audio
stream to a locally attached storage device (e.g. USB flash drive or USB
HDD) (starting with firmware version 100630_2131_beta). To start/stop the
recording, press the REC RC button (use the PLAY RC buttons for Dune HD
models with RC having no the REC button).